May 2005 Happenings
KNHP to offer Youth Conservation Corps program
CALUMET -- Area youth have an opportunity this summer to contribute to the conservation of our national parks, forests and wildlife refuges through the Youth Conservation Corps
(YCC), a nationwide program administered locally by Keweenaw National Historical Park
Applications are being distributed to area schools for students ages 15 and 18 interested in applying for program, which has no income restrictions and combines work and environmental education. The young people will work with National Park Service professionals on projects such as trail and roadside maintenance, vegetation removal, historic stone ruin stabilization and other facility repair and clean-up projects. The deadline for submitting applications is close of business on May 27, 2005.
|Youth Conservation Corps participants take a break
after weeding a badly overgrown village flower bed at Agassiz Park next to 4th
Street in Calumet during the summer 2003 program. Pictured are, back row from left: Elisabeth Hoduski, Pete Zobro, YCC Leader Katie Zobro, Kate Beiring; front row, from left: Loretta Johnson, Noah Middleton, Jeremy Maki. (National Park Service Photo by T.M. Baker © 2003.)
The Keweenaw National Historical Park YCC program will run eight weeks, from June 13 to August 5, 2005. YCC enrollees will work a 40-hour week and receive $5.15 per hour. They are selected from among all youth submitting applications to the Keweenaw National Historical Park headquarters for four positions in Calumet. Selections of YCC enrollees are made by random drawing. The drawing and notification of selected employees will take place during the week of May 30, 2005.
The names of four alternates will also be drawn for the program and will fill positions if any of the original selected YCC enrollees decline a position.
Questions about the YCC work program may be directed to Keweenaw National Historical Park YCC program director Charles Masten at (906) 337-1104, ext.120. Applications must be received by the 5 p.m., May 27 deadline at:
Keweenaw National Historical Park, P.O. Box 471, 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, MI 49913.
Editor's note: For more information on the Keweenaw National
Historical Park, visit their Web
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